Hospitality

  1. hefeweizen

    August 16, 2012 2:10 PM EDT The Wheatiest "Hefe" means yeast, "Weizen" means wheat. Hefeweizen is a top fermented, unfiltered, bottle conditioned wheat beer with a noticeable yeast sediment and a cloudy appearance. Wheat beers are also referred to as Weis ...

  2. Shiitake Mushrooms

    August 16, 2012 1:29 PM EDT Deelish, Yo The Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) (from Japanese 椎茸, シイタケ (Shiitake)) is an edible mushroom native to East Asia, which is cultivated and consume d in man ...

  3. Business Matters: Pandora Seen Building Up Local Ad Sales Teams

    August 13, 2012 12:27 PM EDT The good news is somebody on Wall Street thinks Pandora is building its local ad sales team to generate more revenue. The bad news is somebody on Wall Street thinks the costs of building out its local ad sales teams will hurt Pandora's profit ...

  4. D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige Team Up For 'Liberation Tour' Dates

    July 09, 2012 5:01 PM EDT After separately dazzling the 2012 Essence Music Festival this weekend, R&B veterans D'Angelo and Mary J. Blige are teaming up for a co-headlining trek dubbed the Liberation Tour. Although only four East Coast dates for the joint tour hav ...

  5. How Priscilla Presley Turned Elvis' Graceland Into Big Business 30 Years Ago

    June 13, 2012 7:47 AM EDT The Graceland website homepage MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making b ...

  6. London's Southbank Centre Wins Top UK Venue Honors

    May 29, 2012 3:05 PM EDT London's Southbank Centre located beside the River Thames . London's Southbank Centre has snatched the No. 1 spot in the 2011 top 100 U.K. music venues as compiled by PRS for Music, the U.K. authors' collecting society. The news, ba ...

  7. Backbeat: ?uestlove's Fried Chicken Invades David Chang's Momofuku For Charity

    May 22, 2012 11:18 AM EDT ?uestlove and David Chang pose at Momofuku. (Photo: Gabriele Stabile) Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson of The Roots ' signature "Love's Drumsticks" got their 15 minutes this Sunday night, when Momofuku mastermind David Chan ...

  8. The Roots' ?uestlove on His Foodie Biz, Cocoa Puffs on the Beastie Boys Tour, Fried Chicken Battles

    May 15, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Chef-d'oeuvres: Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson (left) with chef Graham Elliot at a launch for their joint food venture at NYC's Mondrian SoHo. (Photo: Dom Savini) Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson is no foodie come lately. The R ...

  9. How Train Came to Bottle a Drops of Jupiter Petite Sirah

    May 03, 2012 6:30 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Backstage with the rock band Train before a performance at San Francisco's hallowed Great American Music Hall may not be quite what you expect from a Grammy-winning, multi-platinum group. What's missing from the dre ...

  10. Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert to Kick Off New Watershed Festival This August

    April 27, 2012 10:52 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment and promoter Brian O'Connell are leading the charge for a new country festival where the music and atmosphere will rival the serene, natural beauty of the landscape. Watershed Music Festival will take place August 3, ...

  11. Backbeat: AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips Boards The Coachella Bus

    April 14, 2012 3:30 PM EDT AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips stops by the Pioneer Coach bus at Coachella to visit with Billboards Ray Waddell at the blustery Day Randy Phillips Re-Ups As President/CEO of AEG Live This crew stopped by the legendary Monte Carlo Steakhouse on Route ...

  12. Backbeat: Diplo Celebrates Release of '128 Beats Per Minute' with Kevin Kusatsu, Shane McCauley

    April 11, 2012 1:17 PM EDT The scene at the release party for Diplo's book "128 Beats Per Minute." (Photo: Milk Made) Diplo and family celebrated the release of "128 Beats Per Minute," a tour diary/photojournalism project, at Milk Studios in New Yor ...

  13. Jack White, Black Keys, Killers Announced For Delaware's Firefly Music Fest

    April 05, 2012 10:42 AM EDT Delaware's Coachella? Screenshot of the Firefly Music Festival line-up and geographical radius map. Jack White, Black Keys, and the Killers have been announced for the Firefly Music Festival at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway in ...

  14. Mary J. Blige Testifies for Burger King Chicken In New Commercial

    April 03, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Jay-Z isn't the only musician making news for a commercial appearance this week: None other than the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige, is the star of Burger King's latest ad for chicken snack wraps. "Crispy chicken, fresh lettuc ...

  15. Backbeat: Diddy Shows His Love For Social Media at Beverly Hills Ciroc Party

    April 02, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs, brand ambassador for CIROC vodka, at an event for the libation in Beverly Hills. Sean "Diddy" Combs stopped by the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills on Thursday night to extend a "thank you" to the many b ...

  16. SXSW 2012: The Billboard Survival Guide

    March 14, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Forget Coachella and Bonnaroo -- SXSW might be the year's wildest music festival. With thousands of bands spread over hundreds of stages (and backyards, parking lots and Lance Armstrong's bike shop), planning a schedule is a Herculean fe ...

  17. SXSWi Q&A: Songza's Eric Davich

    March 11, 2012 6:39 PM EDT Saturday night at one of downtown Austin's many food trucks, Billboard.biz spoke with Songza chief content officer Eric Davich about SXSWi and Concierge, a new Songza feature that makes it easier to find a playlist to fit your mood. Songza La ...

  18. Great GoogaMooga Festival Comes To Brooklyn

    March 08, 2012 11:00 AM EST Superfly Presents, the organization behind the Bonnaroo and Outside Lands music and arts festivals, is branching out to Brooklyn to bring a new food, drink and music festival to Prospect Park. Called The Great GoogaMooga, the festival will feature ...

  19. Photos: Beach Boys' Grammy Reunion Rehearsal With Maroon 5, Foster the People

    February 10, 2012 4:30 PM EST Singers Mike Love of The Beach Boys (L) and Adam Levine of Maroon 5 perform onstage during The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards rehearsals at Staples Center on Thursday. (Photo: Rick Diamond/WireImage) The Beach Boys, Maroon 5 and Foster the People rehea ...

  20. Nicki Minaj's Rider: What She's Demanding For Her Super Bowl Dressing Room

    February 02, 2012 7:45 AM EST The organizers of the Super Bowl better watch out. Nicki Minaj, who will perform onstage with Madonna at the halftime show, seems to have quite a list of requirements in order to make her stay backstage comfortable. A copy of the "Super Bass& ...

  21. Abbey Road Studios, Fairmont Hotels Partner for Music-Themed Lodging 'Experience'

    January 17, 2012 7:30 AM EST Fairmont, the luxury hotel chain which operates 18 properties around the world, including New York's Plaza Hotel, has partnered with Abbey Road Studios, the recording studio made famous by the Beatles, to offer a "once-in-a-lifetime" ...

  22. Backbeat: Will.I.Am, Jimmy Iovine, Bob Pittman And, Er, Andy Dick Rock CES iHeartRadio Party

    January 12, 2012 5:32 PM EST Online radio service iHeartRadio hosted a party at Haze nightclub in the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas Wednesday night that drew some of the most storied stars and celebrities attending the CES conference this year. CES 2012: On the Floor, On the Wires, ...

  23. Gloria Estefan First Woman To Debut Atop Hot Latin Songs Chart

    January 03, 2012 4:31 PM EST Gloria Estefan becomes the first woman in the 25-year history of Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart to debut at No. 1, as "Hotel Nacional" launches at the summit. The second single from Estefan's first album in four years, " ...

  24. Heavy D Died of Natural Causes, Says L.A. Coroner

    December 28, 2011 6:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles coroner's office says Jamaican-born rapper Heavy D died of natural causes. The self-proclaimed "overweight lover" of hip hop, who became one of rap's top hit makers with a combination of humor ...

  25. Video: Quint Davis, President Of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, On Rebuilding Fest After Katrina

    November 16, 2011 12:37 PM EST For the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the past six years have been anything but normal. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the festival took a major hit not only in attendance but also in acts, stages and food booths, knocking the ...

  26. Jake Berry, Tour Manager for U2's 360 Tour, Talks Difficulties (400-Ton Stage) and Rewards at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 10, 2011 10:35 AM EST Jake Berry, a tour producer with more than thirty years of experience, describes leading the U2 360° Tour as the most difficult, and rewarding, project he's ever undertaken. "It was the longest production load out that I've ever exp ...

  27. National Folk Festival Coming to Nashville

    August 03, 2011 7:40 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville has no theme park, no beach and no casinos. But it has music. Lots of it. The National Folk Festival, which is coming to Nashville Labor Day weekend, caps off several months of major events held here that validate ...

  28. Marriott's Renaissance Hotels Partners with Artists for Live Performances

    July 22, 2011 12:54 PM EDT When Janelle Monáe visits the new Renaissance Hotel in midtown Atlanta for its official opening on Sept. 15, it won't be for a casual overnight stay. To help christen the new place, the singer has been tapped by the Renaissance to perform a ...

  29. Pitchfork Music Festival Heads to Paris

    July 05, 2011 7:29 PM EDT Pitchfork Music Festival is expanding to Paris, Pitchfork announced Tuesday. The Pitchfork Music Festival, which began in Chicago in 2006, will also hold the two-day festival in France from Oct. 28-29 at La Grande Halle de la Villette, a 19th cent ...

  30. Hangout Festival With Foo Fighters, Paul Simon, Black Keys Helps Gulf Coast Tourism Recover

    May 20, 2011 7:32 AM EDT GULF SHORES, Ala. - A year ago bad vibes from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and fear over the future of Gulf Coast tourism hung like rain clouds over the inaugural Hangout Music Festival this resort destination. Flash forward 12 months and the f ...

  31. Party Scene at SXSWi 2011: Who Needs Meet-Up Apps When You Have the Driskill?

    March 12, 2011 8:28 PM EST The Lobby Scene: At SXSWi NYC's Silicon Alley went to the Driskill Hotel Parties, may they be promotional events, drunken revelries or simply a group of people wandering down 6th Street, are an essential component of the SxSWi experience. If ...

  32. Stargate, Jaheim Light Up ASCAP Pre-Grammy Lunch

    February 12, 2011 9:23 PM EST Spirits were high at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul department's second annual Grammy brunch on Feb. 12 at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif., where musical acts, producers, songwriters and publishing execs gathered to celebrate th ...

  33. Paul Simon, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Cee-Lo Announced For 2011 Hangout Music Festival

    February 01, 2011 3:40 PM EST The Hangout Music Festival today announced its 2011 line-up, which includes Paul Simon, Foo Fighters, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Flaming Lips and Cee Lo Green. The festival, now in its second year, will run the weekend of ...

  34. Flavor Flav Fried Chicken Opens In Iowa

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST Rapper and reality TV star Flavor Flav is bringing the flavor of chicken to Iowa. Flav's Fried Chicken opens Monday in Clinton, Iowa. Flav has been there preparing for the launch and told the Clinton Herald he'll visit often for promotio ...

  35. Diane Warren Dedicates Her First Golden Globe Award to Ronni Chasen

    January 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST Diane Warren dedicated her Golden Globe to her late friend and publicist Ronni Chasen. "I loved Ronni," Warren said backstage after winning best original song for Burlesque's "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me." "T ...

  36. Aretha Franklin Says Her Health Is 'Superb'

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST A month after surgery in Detroit for an undisclosed ailment, Aretha Franklin says her health is "superb." Franklin called in to Wednesday's installment of "The Wendy Williams Show," telling the host she was relaxing at a c ...

  37. Aus Court Rejects PPCA Fitness Tariff

    December 13, 2010 2:15 PM EST Australian neighboring rights body PPCA must now sweat on its fitness industry tariff after the Federal Court sent the case back to the Copyright Tribunal for a redetermination. After a bruising battle, the Tribunal on May 17 applied a massive new ...

  38. BACKBEAT: Green Label Sound Celebrates CMJ's Music Marathon With Neon Indian, Theophilus London, And More!

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Green Label Sound , Mountain Dew's record label run with the help of cornerstone promotion, held its CMJ showcase at Backstage Bar in NYC on October 22, for a large crowd of rowdy fans and music insiders. The evening's performances inclu ...

  39. Jack White, Soundgarden Among Conan's First Guests

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Conan O'Brien announced his first week of guests for his upcoming TBS late-night talk show. The premiere night of Conan will feature Seth Rogen and a musical performance from Jack White. The rest of Conan's premiere week: • Monday, Nov. ...

  40. BACKBEAT: Mick Rock, Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz During Signing Of New Book

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rock photographer Mick Rock stopped by the Morrison Hotel in New York Sept. 14 to attend the book signing for “Five Hundered 45s: A Graphic History of the Seven-Inch Record” album cover and 45 sleeve designers by Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz ...

  41. Bestival Renews U.K. TV Deal

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bestival organizers have announced that for the fifth year running Channel 4 will broadcast highlights from the event. Topman CTRL is the official sponsor of Channel 4's coverage and will link up with Bestival founder Rob da Bank, who will cu ...

  42. Ad Agency Gives Lionel Richie Hit A Crispy Twist

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Lionel Richie gets thrown through a store window in a new U.K. ad campaign. Parodying Richie’s 1985 No. 1 pop and No. 1 R&B hit “Say You, Say Me,” ad agency AMV BBDO is promoting the launch of the new snack line Walkers Extra ...

  43. MoogFest 2010 Expands Lineup

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Devo, Disco Biscuits, Van Dyke Parks, Clare and the Reasons, Bonobo, and Ikonika have been added to the bill of MoogFest 2010, to be held Oct. 29-31 in multiple venues throughout downtown Asheville, N.C. Other artists scheduled to appear at the AC ...

  44. Apple's Largest Store To Open In London On Saturday

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple says its new London store in Covent Garden will be its largest store in the world. The store, the 300th Apple store to open around the world, is based at No. 1 the Piazza, Covent Garden in central London and will open at 10am on Aug. 7. Appl ...

  45. Peermusic Gets John Carter

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Longtime British hit writer John Carter has signed a deal with independent publisher peermusic to represent his entire catalog. Birmingham-born Carter, who lives in London, co-wrote a wide selection of enduring British hits, notably in the 1960s a ...

  46. Fitness Clubs To Appeal Music Tariff Ruling

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian neighboring rights body PPCA may have to hold off celebrating any new windfalls from the fitness sector. National heath and fitness trade association Fitness Australia, whose members operate 1,100 gyms, has appealed the Copyright Tribun ...

  47. Mr. Potato Head Adding An Elvis Version

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Elvis Presley estate has signed a deal for Hasbro Inc. and PPW Toys to release an Elvis version of Mr. Potato Head. Kevin Kern, a spokesman for Presley's Graceland estate, told The Commercial Appeal the new toy is one of 15,000 Elvis-lice ...

  48. Australian Fitness Class Music Fees To Soar

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia has out-muscled the country's fitness industry as a long-running battle over music fees comes to a conclusion. Australia's Copyright Tribunal today (May 17) ruled in favor of the PPCA and ...

  49. Rock Photographer Jim Marshall Dies At 74

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music photographer Jim Marshall, who spent more than a half-century capturing rock-and-roll royalty ranging from the Beatles to Ben Harper at work and in repose, has died. He was 74. Aaron Zych, a manager at the Morrison Hotel Galleries in New Yor ...

  50. Belgian Fests Win Out At European Festival Awards

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Belgian festivals emerged as the big winners at the first ever European Festival Awards, bagging four of the eight public-voted categories as well as one voted by an industry panel. The awards were held on the opening night of European music confe ...

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